§ Mr. Wolfson
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what was the number of indemnity undertakings given by Departments under section 16 of the National Heritage Act 1980 for the six-month period ended 30 September; and what was the value of contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings given at any time and which remain outstanding as at 30 September.
§ Mr. Brooke
The information my hon. Friend requests is as follows:
In the six-month period ended 30 September 1992 the following undertakings to indemnify were given by the relevant Departments for items on loan to national and non-national institutions.
Number Department of National Heritage 535 Scottish Office Education Department 93 Welsh Office Education Department 38 Department of Education for Northern Ireland 8
The value of contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings given at any time and outstanding at 30 September 1992 are:325W
£ Department of National Heritage 1,303,095,363 Scottish Office Education Department 284,743,138 Welsh Office Education Department 56,733,397 Department of Education for Northern Ireland 2,899,587